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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky -- Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste.

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31 July 2009 (Norway) See more »
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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Anna Mouglalis ... Coco Chanel

Mads Mikkelsen ... Igor Stravinsky

Elena Morozova ... Katarina Stravinskaya

Natacha Lindinger ... Misia Sert
Grigori Manoukov ... Sergey Diagilev

Radivoje Bukvic ... Grand Duke Dimitri (as Rasha Bukvic)
Nicolas Vaude ... Ernest Beaux

Anatole Taubman ... Arthur 'Boy' Capel
Erick Desmarestz ... Le médecin (as Eric Desmarestz)
Clara Guelblum ... Milena Stravinskaya
Maxime Daniélou ... Teodor Stravinsky
Sophie Hasson ... Ludmila Stravinskaya
Nikita Ponomarenko ... Sulima Stravinskaya
Catherine Davenier ... Marie
Olivier Claverie ... Joseph
Marek Kossakowski ... Vaslav Nijinsky
Jérôme Pillement ... Pierre Monteux, le chef d'orchestre
Anton Yakovlev ... Anton
Irina Vavilova ... La gouvernante
Julie Farenc ... Julie - la vendeuse (as Julie Farenc Deramond)
Emy Lévy ... Fille atelier
Sarah Jérôme ... Fille atelier
Tina Sportolaro ... Secrétaire Beaux
Michel Ruhl ... Le baron
Pierre Chydivar ... Musicien russe
Agnès Vikouloff ... Musicienne russe
Sacha Vikouloff ... Musicien russe
Jean-David Baschung ... Le médecin
François Chomicki ... Florent Schmidt
Marek Tomaszewski ... Le pianiste
Cyril Accorsi ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
David Tomaszewski ... Le premier violon
Matthieu Bajolet ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Caroline Baudouin ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Laura Biasse ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Barbara Caillieu ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Marie-Laure Caradec ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Damien Dreux ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Sophie Gérard ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Patrick Harley ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Inès Hernandez ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Anne Laurent ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Thibaud Le Maguer ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Anne Lenglet ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Olivier Normand ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Florent Otello ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Edouard Pelleray ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Judith Perron ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Pascal Queneau ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Enora Rivere ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Julie Salgues ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Jonathan Schatz ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Wu Zheng ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Barlondo ... The Young Girl in Red (uncredited)
Pierre Glénat ... Barman (uncredited)
Aurélie Le Roc'h ... Mme Schmitt (uncredited)

Directed by
Jan Kounen 
 
Writing credits
Chris Greenhalgh (screenplay and dialogue)

Chris Greenhalgh (novel "Coco & Igor")

Carlo De Boutiny (adaptation) and
Jan Kounen (adaptation)

Produced by
Albina Boeckli .... associate producer
Chris Bolzli .... producer
Philippe Delest .... line producer
Kazutaka Kimori .... associate producer: Hexagon Pictures
Helen Olive .... assistant producer
Claudie Ossard .... producer
Yoichi Sakai .... associate producer: Hexagon Pictures
Veronika Zonabend .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Gabriel Yared (original score music)
 
Cinematography by
David Ungaro (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anny Danché 
 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka 
 
Production Design by
Marie-Hélène Sulmoni 
 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Cord'homme (set decoration)
 
Costume Design by
Chattoune 
Fab 
 
Makeup Department
Laurent Bozzi .... lead hair stylist
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Valérie Chapelle .... makeup artist
Agathe Dupuis .... key hair stylist
Christophe Giraud .... makeup artist
Mathilde Humeau .... additional makeup artist
Nathalie Kovalski .... makeup artist
Hugues Lavau .... makeup artist
Karine Meyer .... hair stylist
Lydia Pujols .... makeup artist
Estelle Tolstoukine .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Céline André .... assistant production manager
Pierre-Alexandre Cascarino .... assistant unit manager
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Johann Jolivet .... set production manager
Antoine Rabaté .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Pierre Sachs .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Delany .... first assistant director
Franck Giraud .... second assistant director
Estelle Gérard .... crowd assistant director
 
Art Department
Claire Amoureux-Nicole .... first assistant art director
Bernard Bridon .... property master
Philippe Cord'homme .... set dresser
Sévérine Guilbaud .... props
Marie Heyndrickx .... graphic designer
Nadine Hibon .... assistant art director
Maud Hubert .... assistant art director
Kathy Lebrun .... set dresser
Samir Moundy .... assistant property master
Samir Moundy .... swing gang
Christian Vallat .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... foley recordist
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Yohanan Braunschvig .... additional foley
Matthieu Fichet .... assistant sound editor
Isabelle Manquillet .... dialogue editor
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound mix technician
Avril Noviant .... boom operator
Loïc Prian .... sound editor
Raphael Sohier .... sound editor
Vincent Tulli .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Rodolphe Chabrier .... visual effects
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne Paris
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Romain Leclerc .... Flame artist
Stephane Lesmond .... visual effects video assist
Peregrine McCafferty .... matchmove artist
Benoit Philippon .... visual effects supervisor
Marion Roger .... senior digital compositor
Stephanie Saillard .... digital compositor: Mac Guff
Antonin Seydoux .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunt performer
Alain Barbier .... stunt performer
Sylvain Gabet .... stunt performer
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Christophe Allain .... additional assistant camera
Cécile Arthuis .... additional second assistant camera
Joan Bansillon .... grip
Xavier Bompard .... video assist
Julien Cottret .... additional grip
Stéphane Duchemin .... grip
Julien Pamart .... second assistant camera
Mathieu Ungaro .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Aurélie Assié Lécroart .... extras casting assistant (as Aurélie Lécroart)
Estelle Chauvin .... extras casting assistant
Brigitte Fourcade .... casting
Dany Héricourt .... casting assistant
Mathilde Kraemer .... extras casting assistant
Yasmina Pastural .... assistant casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chloe Bartonio .... set costumer
Sandrine Bernard .... costume supervisor
Agnès Beziers .... wardrobe
Caroline de Tugny .... patina & tint
Ferenc Fulmer .... costumer
Morgane Lambert .... additional wardrobe
Sandrine Langen .... set costumer
Marion Morice .... assistant costume designer
Sylvie Ong .... costume supervisor
Aurélie Rogemond .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Denis Bedlow .... first assistant editor
Mickaël Commereuc .... colorist assistant
Xavier Desjours .... dailies color grader
Charlotte Lamy Le Loet .... color timer
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Julien Malaury .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquié .... music supervisor (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Jeff Atmajian .... conductor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Philippe Bourorga .... additionnal music manager
Peter Cobbin .... score engineer
Peter Cobbin .... score mixer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Lewis Morison .... synthesizer programmer
Jen Moss .... music supervisor
Marie Sabbah .... music supervisor
Marek Tomaszewski .... composer: additional music
Kirsty Whalley .... music editor
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dominique Brun .... choreographer: recreation of the "The Rite of Spring" from original choreography by Vaslav Nijinski
Francine Cathelain .... script supervisor
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout
Virginie Cheval .... assistant script supervisor
Aurore Coppa .... assistant location manager: Grasse
Kim Courcelle .... assistant accountant
Marie-Noëlle Hauville .... production accountant
Auriane Lacince .... assistant script supervisor
Nicolas Piechaczek .... location manager
Jeremy Pronier .... production assistant
Patrick Ronchin .... travelling car
David Tomaszewski .... title designer
Romain Tuilier .... assistant: director
 
Thanks
Alejandro Jodorowsky .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Coco & Igor" - France (working title), International (English title) (short title)
"Chanel & Stravinsky" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:15A | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited for DVD) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45603)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Chanel and its then chief designer Karl Lagerfeld lent their support to the film, allowing the production access to the company archives and to Coco Chanel's apartment at 31, rue Cambon, Paris.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the opening scene in Chanel's apartment, the year is 1913. The record she is playing is the song, "You Made Me Love You." While the song was written in 1913, the version on her record player is the 1941 big band version by Harry James and Helen Forrest.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Hannibal: Oeuf (#1.4)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
RagtimeSee more »

FAQ

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Coco the Conqueror, 17 November 2010
Author: Dharmendra Singh from Birmingham, England

Anyone who presumed that this film would be a follow-on from 'Coco before Chanel', Anne Fontaine's endearing, rags-to-riches depiction of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, would be mistaken. This film is director Jan Kounen's attempt to portray Coco how she really was: a mean-spirited, conceited femme fatale.

Only the avant-garde artistry of Igor Stravinsky's music is enough to mollify Coco (Anna Mouglalis). The Russian composer's controversial work repels most for being too audacious and violent, but it entrances her, and after the Russian revolution leaves Igor and his family penniless, Coco invites them to live with her. Igor accepts and thus begins a cataclysmic affair.

What begins as a 'Remains of the Day'-type attraction – where Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson were at pains to disclose their true feelings for each other and could only do so through knowing glances – very quickly descends into a sex-crazed love affair rivalling the one in 'Last Tango in Paris'.

A subject you can usually trust French filmmakers with, however, what's missing from the plentiful love scenes between the two is, frankly, love. In fact, their entire relationship is rather curious. It's redolent of the relationship a drug addict has with drugs: It's the feeling the substance gives that's sacrosanct, not the substance itself.

I was unmoved by what I believed should have been an intense performance for the part of Igor (Mads Mikkelsen). It is staid and lacklustre, interrupted by the occasional paroxysm when he is writing or playing music. The filming of Stravinsky's seminal piece, 'The Rite of Spring' in the grand Champs-Élysées theatre (as in actuality) is very impressive: the suspense, drama and sheer creepiness convince you that you are seeing the spectacle for real.

It may be reasonably assumed that Coco was purely a product of her insular background - provincial, orphaned, raised by nuns - but she is never worthy of pity. The only person who deserves this is Igor's wife, Katherine (Yelena Morozova). Her characterisation of a powerless woman who sees her husband slip away from her inch by inch is so full of pathos that it leaves you contemplating whether to buy a bottle of Chanel No. 5 ever again.

For all her brutality, though, there's a wonderfully dainty scene where she formulates her signature fragrance. As with everything else, she's very pernickety and it's only after playing Goldilocks that she arrives at the correct blend of the 80 ingredients.

Asked if she ever felt guilty for her deeds, Coco simply says 'No' unbearably cavalierly, which left me wondering: If she never had any humanity for herself, why should we have any for her?

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